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Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131127906

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Educational Research : Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131127906

John Creswell

ISBN13: 978-0131127906
ISBN10: 013112790X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This is the only introduction to offer balanced, inclusive, integrated treatment of educational research. This book comprehensively addresses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with the goal of starting readers on the path to doing their own research as well as evaluating the research of others. After an overview of the nature of educational research, eight chapters explore specific steps in the research process, from identifying a problem through reporting one's findings. Coverage closes with eight research design chapters experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed methods, and action research. For educational psychologists and counselors.

Table of Contents

Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

1. The Process of Conducting Research.
2. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches.

Part II: THE STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH.

3. Identifying a Research Problem.
4. Reviewing the Literature.
5. Specifying a Purpose and Research Questions or Hypotheses.
6. Collecting Quantitative Data.
7. Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data.
8. Collecting Qualitative Data.
9. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data.
10. Reporting and Evaluating Research.

Part III: RESEARCH DESIGNS.

11. Experimental Designs.
12. Correlational Designs.
13. Survey Designs.
14. Grounded Theory Designs.
15. Ethnographic Designs.
16. Narrative Research Designs.
17. Mixed Methods Designs.
18. Action Research Designs.

Appendix A: Answers to the Chapter Study Questions.
Appendix B: Determine Size Using Sample Size Tables.
Appendix C: Non-Normal Distribution.
Appendix D: Strategies for Defending a Research Proposal.
Glossary.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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